Comelec 1st division disqualifies Poe from 2016 presidential race
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) first division has disqualified Sen. Grace Poe to join the 2016 presidential elections.
In a 2-1 vote on Friday, Comelec voted to cancel Poe’s certificate of candidacy (COC).
Comelec Commissioners Luie Guia and Rowena Guanzon voted to cancel Poe’s COC. Commissioner Christian Lim had the lone dissenting vote in the 3-member division of Comelec.
The Comelec ruled in favor of petitions filed by University of the East College of Law Dean Amado Valdez, former Sen Francisco Tatad and De La Salle University Professor Antonio Contreras.
Poe’s legal counsel lawyer George Garcia said the senator has been informed of the decision.
Garcia said they would file a motion for reconsideration on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
The Comelec second decision has earlier disqualified Poe from running for the highest position in the country in the 2016 elections.
The Comelec first division ruled on the petition filed by lawyer Estrella Elamparo, which seeks to disqualify Poe on the ground that she failed to satisfy the required 10-year residency provided in the Constitution. With reports from the Tina Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer/RAM
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